How Much Does a Dog Cremation Cost?
A dog cremation can cost anywhere between £130 for a small dog, to £190 for a large dog. The below table shows the average cost of a dog cremation:
|Size/Breed||Average UK Cost|
|Small Dog (eg Chihuahua)||£130|
|Medium Dog (eg Cocker Spaniel)||£150|
|Large Dog (eg Labrador)||£170|
|Extra Large Dog (eg Saint Bernard)||£190|
We have spoken to a large number of pet crematoriums to establish exactly how much it costs to cremate your dog. The cost will vary depending on the breed & size of your pet dog, whereabouts in the UK you are and also the type of service you require.
(Chihuahua, Pomeranian,Papillon, Bichon Frise,Pug, Shih Tzu, Yorkshire Terrier, Toy Poodle, French Bulldog, Pekingese, cockapoo, jack russell)
(Cocker Spaniel, English Bulldog, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Border Collie, English Springer Spaniel, Poodle, English Bull Terrier, Basset Hound)
(Labrador Retriever, German Shepherd, Labradoodle, Golden Retriever, Rottweiler American Bulldog, Boxer, Doberman, Hungarian Vizsla, Belgian Shepherd Dog, Bullmastiff, Saint Bernard, Great Dane, Mastiff, Rhodesian Ridgeback, Greyhound)
The average time to cremate a dog is between 30 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the size
The crematorium will hand your ashes back to you in a standard container. If you want to purchase an urn, you can either do this through your crematorium or search our hand-selected range of dog urns for ashes, which can be delivered to your crematorium in time for the ceremony.
The size of the urn will depend on the size of the dog. As a rule of thumb, for every 1lb your dog weighed you will need 1 cubic inch of space in the urn.
Our size chart should help you choose the correct sized urn for your needs.
Many pet crematoriums will allow you to be present at the ceremony, this usually does cost a bit more.
Yes, ask your crematorium for more information
You are free to bury or scatter your dog’s ashes in your garden or anywhere on your property. If scattering ashes, we would recommend one of our easy to use scatter tubes which are now available with dog designs)
Similar to human ashes, you can also disperse them in water as long as a few guidelines are adhered to (most important is that you don’t scatter them near a water source and a biodegradable urn is used)
Many of our customers choose to scatter the ashes at favourite walking spots, as long as you are discrete this won’t cause any problems. Alternatively, some crematoriums do have a garden of rest where you can scatter your beloved pets remains.
For more ideas please read our piece on what to do with dogs ashes
No, human graveyards are only for humans. But if you are being buried in your home or choosing a natural burial then you can be laid to rest with your pet.